Longmont Push Pier Project

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 by Jessie Schoepflin

Challenge

This Longmont, CO home had cracks on the north side of the garage wall. Also sinking on the opposite side. The cracks continued to get bigger and cause concern for the homeowner.

Solution

First we will expose the footing and prepare it for the bracket. Mechanically we will drive into the soil, rugged round shaft steel push piers. These steel push piers will be installed to appropriate depths and capacities reaching bedrock, preventing future settlement. Heavy-duty steel foundation brackets are then connected to the push piers and attached to the footer of your foundation. The weight of the structure is then carefully transferred from the original unstable soils, through the piers, to the competent bedrock, ensuring permanent stabilization and an opportunity to lift your structure back to level. Acquire appropriate permits and engineering as per local building code. We will need the involvement of a Structural Engineer for a repair plan and permitting. This will involve a site visit, report (repair plan) and possibly a final site visit. 

Project Summary

Installation Contractor: Complete Basement Systems

Engineer: DL Engineering Inc.

About the author
Jessie is a Colorado native and resident all her life, and after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado she started work for a wholesale florist managing the social networking accounts and directing phone calls. She made the transition over to the Complete Basement Systems team in 2012 working in the call center and on online marketing.